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All Hail the Blob, the Smart Slime Mold Confounding Science

It's official: Humans are canceled. If we're not intent on ' , then we're getting busy being downright ' But in a world increasingly devoid of human role models, there are some unlikely sources of inspiration out there.

NASA must rework planetary protection plans, panel advises

Planetary protection, as such efforts are known, remains a worthy goal, the report emphasizes. But many of the ways it is implemented, which date back to rules conceived at the beginning of the space age,